Load solutions faster with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

As we have been working to improve the solution load experience in Visual Studio 2017, you may have read our blog about these improvements in version 15.5. With version 15.6, we have introduced parallel project load, which loads large .NET solutions twice as fast as earlier versions when you reload the same solution. This video… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4 Released

Today, we released updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. These updates include major performance improvements, fixes and new features to help you be more productive…. Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5, Visual Studio for Mac Released

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!]   Today we released significant updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac…. Read more

Large C# and VB solutions load significantly faster in 15.5 update

On average, 50 percent of all solutions opened by Visual Studio users open in ten seconds or less. However, large solutions can take longer to load because there are a lot of projects that Visual Studio needs to process. Over the last six months, we looked at ways to make solution load much faster, even… Read more

Test Experience Improvements

There have been several significant improvements to the test experience that range across Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. These efforts involved frameworks and tooling for both .NET and C++, but all had a common goal: make testing with our developer tools a great experience. .NET Side-by-side Performance Comparison These improvements are best shown… Read more

Improved overall Visual Studio “15” Responsiveness

This is the final post in a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. This series covers the following topics: Part 1: Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup Part 2: Shorter Solution Load Time in VS “15” Part 3: Reduced out-of-memory crashes in VS “15” Part 4: VS “15” gets faster for C++ Part 5: Improving… Read more

Faster C++ solution load and build performance with Visual Studio “15”

With Visual Studio ‘15’ our goal is to considerably improve productivity for C++ developers. With this goal in mind we are introducing many new improvements, which you can try out in the recently released Preview 5 build. The highlights of this release include the following: Faster C++ solution load ‘Fast project load’ is a new… Read more

Reduced Out of Memory Crashes in Visual Studio “15”

This is the third post in a five-part series covering performance improvements in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5. The previous 2 posts talked about faster startup, and shorter solution load times in Visual Studio 15″. Visual Studio is chock-full of features that millions of developers rely on to be productive at their work. Supporting these features,… Read more

Shorter Solution Load Time in Visual Studio “15”

This is the 2nd post in a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. Yesterday Selma shared some of the ways we have made Visual Studio “15” startup quicker than ever. Today, I will talk about a new feature in Visual Studio “15” called lightweight Solution load. This feature significantly reduces Solution load… Read more

Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup

As John mentioned last Wednesday in the preview 5 announcement post, we are investing heavily performance improvements in this release. This is part one of a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. Today, I’ll walk you through a set of investments we made to improve the Visual Studio startup experience in this… Read more